Antonio Carolei was born in Verona, Italy, in 1948. He graduated cum laude in medicine and surgery, University of Genova, Genova, Italy, in 1973, obtained the diploma of specialist in neurology and psychiatry (cum laude), the Institute of Neurology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, where he started his career as an Assistant Professor of neurology in 1976. He moved to the Department of Neurology, University of Siena, as an Associate Professor in 1988, and since 1993 he has a Professor of neurology at the University of L'Aquila. Presently, he is the Head and Physician-in-Chief of the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program, Director of the Rehabilitation School, University of L'Aquila, and the Director of the Regional Cerebrovascular Diseases Referral Center (Centro regionale di riferimento per le malattie cerebrovascolari) and of the Regional Headache Referral Center (Centro regionale di riferimento per le cefalee), Regione Abruzzo and University of L'Aquila. He is a Member of the Italian Neurological Association (SIN), of the Societá Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee (SISC), of the Stroke Prevention and Educational Awareness Diffusion (SPREAD) Group: Italian Stroke Guidelines, a Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (FAHA) and of the European Stroke Organization (ESO). His major research interests refer to cerebrovascular diseases (acute stroke, stroke in the young, secondary stroke prevention, and epidemiology of stroke), migraine, ageing, and dementia. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet, BMJ, JNNP, Neurology, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Diseases, European Neurology, Cephalalgia, and Neurological Sciences, and is a Member of the Editorial Board and peer-reviewer of several international journals.
Biography Updated on 22 September 2009